MAPPING, ANALYSING AND VISUALISING DATA

GEG1MAV

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Throughout history, maps have been fundamental in shaping our view of the world and articulating our place in it, at local and regional scales. Maps guide us in everyday tasks but can also be a means to get global overviews on current topics. Today, as in the past, geo-spatial information is a valuable commodity, harnessed by researchers, governments, business and the public. But maps are not purely scientific objects; they are inherently ideological and subjective, communicating the beliefs, power structures and aspirations of particular times, people and places. This subject introduces concepts and perceptions of geographical space and relationships in different cultures, past and present.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. An understanding of the relationship between maps, colonial projects and their legacies.
02. An understanding of basic principles of data collection, mapping, and spatial analysis.
03. An understanding of the big data, its possibilities, and its limitations.
04. Demonstrate competence in the use of computerised planning information.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One final essay (1,200-word equivalent) This essay focuses on the theoretical elements of mapping and visualising dataN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2
Report (1,200-word equivalent) This report aims to promote critical thinking with regard to collecting, analysing and reporting dataN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Workshop activities (1,600-word equivalent) These activities aim to build students practical skills.N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One final essay (1,200-word equivalent) This essay focuses on the theoretical elements of mapping and visualising dataN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2
Report (1,200-word equivalent) This report aims to promote critical thinking with regard to collecting, analysing and reporting dataN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Workshop activities (1,600-word equivalent) These activities aim to build students practical skills.N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4